Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, or electronic media. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Supervise students' laboratory or field work. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Review papers for colleagues and scientific journals. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Provide information to the public by leading workshops and training programs and by developing educational materials. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.